Well the sun has gone back in temporarily, but all this lovely weather and fresh new life has prompted me to spring clean my laptop...
It has worked almost flawlessly for the last 9 years (thank you Apple) but for some reason has become grindingly slow just lately. So last night I backed up everything, erased the hard drive and reinstalled the operating system... I like to do these things thoroughly!
I didn't want to transfer any existing problems so I've been setting it up from scratch.
There was an interesting moment when I thought I'd lost all my bookmarks, and after the initial "oh **** " it actually felt very freeing, so I was a bit disappointed when I found them all again! So much so that I decided not to put them back on and see if there's anything I'll miss. I'm being very selective with the rest of my 'stuff' too. Culling is getting quite brutal! I strongly suspect that if I had lost my entire backup I wouldn't have mourned for too long. Apart from the photos maybe!
Anyway, it feels GREAT. A blank canvas, a fresh start. I highly recommend it.
Oh, and it has speeded up no end too!
Is yours in need of an overhaul?